Sts Perpetua and Felicity were ordinary wives and mothers, who were swept up in the madness of persecution, who loved their families and their children and certainly were not eager to die. But heroism is found everywhere and their example has inspired Christians who have had to suffer for their faith, throughout the ages. They could so easily have turned back – they were not even baptised yet! And what of their teacher Saturus, who voluntarily joined the catechumens so that he might die for Christ with them and who (we presume it was he) baptised them whilst in prison – his name, in my opinion should be included with theirs. THIS is bravery, this is our example, are we ready, willing and able to defend, to protect, to stand tall and if necessary to die?
Sts Perpetua, Felicity and Saturus, pray for us!